Yet more awards for Garanti Bank.Yet more awards for Garanti Bank.

WWF's Gold Panda Award, goes to Garanti for the 2nd time.

Garanti Bank has received the Gold Panda award for the 2nd time for its long-term support of WWF-Turkey's (World Wildlife Fund) nature preservation projects. Garanti Bank's CEO Ergun Özen was presented the award by WWF President Chief Emeka Anyaoku at the ceremony held in Bodrum on Saturday, May 24 within the scope of the WWF Annual Congress.

Garanti, was honored with the award for its contributions to WWF-Turkey's concrete projects regarding sustainability and management of natural resources in which social, economic and environmental factors are considered jointly. With its "Garanti for Nature" slogan, Garanti has been the main sponsor of WWF-Turkey for 15 years and with the first award received in 2001, it is the only Turkish company to have been granted the Gold Panda Award up to this day.

International WWF Awards

Within the scope of the WWF Annual Congress, internationally prestigious WWF Awards are granted every year to institutions and individuals who have realized significant achievements in the area of nature preservation. The recipients of the international awards that are granted in different categories, are selected among individuals and institutions who have devoted themselves to nature, made significant contributions to the WWF's projects, created public awareness and provided natural richness for their countries and/or the world. Four categories in which the WWF's international awards are presented are Conservation Merit, International Member of Honour, Gold Panda, and Leaders for a Living Planet.

May 30th , 2008